Education pilot programme

Farmers as Kaitiaki

WAI Wānaka has developed in-class and in-field activities for students to explore the connections between our environment and rural land use, focused on:

WHENUA – LAND
TĀNGATA – PEOPLE
WAI MĀORI – FRESHWATER
and ĀNGI – AIR

This programme connects the classroom with environmental issues and solutions on farms in the Upper Clutha catchment.

Students from Holy Family primary school are learning all about the tiny creature living in Bullock Creek and why it is important to keep the water clean.

Learning resources

As part of this pilot programme, there are multiple classroom resources available for each of the four areas of interest. Please find the ones that are currently finished below.

WHENUA – LAND

Learning Resource:
'Farmers as Kaitiaki' WHENUA - LAND:
Regenerative Agriculture - a farmer led solution
Regenerative Agriculture – a farmer led solution
Learning Resource:
'Farmers as Kaitiaki' WHENUA - LAND:
Habitat Restoration, Pest & Predator Control
Habitat Restoration, Pest & Predator Control
Learning Resource:
'Farmers as Kaitiaki' WHENUA - LAND:
Changing Landscapes - Repo, Riparian Planting & Fish Passages
Changing Landscapes – Repo, Riparian Planting & Fish Passages

WAI MĀORI – FRESHWATER

Farmers as Kaitiaki - Freshwater
Water Quality
farmers as Kaitiaki - Freshwater
Water Quantity

TĀNGATA – PEOPLE

Collaboration, Community and Catchments